• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Personal profile

    Teaching Activity

    I am a teaching associate in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with a focus on user-centred design, prototype development, and usability. I support students in HCI and help them learn how to create interactive systems that enhance people’s lives when using computer-based environments.

    As part of my teaching associate role, I am responsible for reviewing Ethics Applications. I have extensive experience in writing ethics applications at the university and NHS levels, particularly for clinical populations. This experience has given me a deep understanding of the process and enables me to provide valuable insights.

    I am presently employed as a Teaching Associate in Human Computer Interaction at the university on a fixed-term contract. My responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the past, I have held positions as a casual teaching assistant, as well as a fixed-term teaching assistant and assessor for various computer science-based modules, such as:

    Software Project Management

    Java Development Kit

    Mathematical Modelling

    Business Analytics for Computing

    Enterprise Computing Strategies

    Databases

    Machine Learning

    Game Development – Unity 3D

    Research Skills using R

    Software Engineering

    Multi-Agent Systems

    Qualifications

    • BSc in Computing Applications
    • PTLLS in Prepare to Teach in Life-Long Sector
    • MSc in Computer Science
    • ILTP in Introduction to Learning and Teaching Practice
    • Working towards PhD in Computer Science (Human and Virtual Human Interaction based on a Virtual Breathing Coach)

    Research Interests

    My research interests encompass virtual reality (VR), virtual humans, and the dynamics of interactions between humans and virtual entities. I am particularly interested in the integration of VR in healthcare, and the development of adaptable real-time interaction systems. My focus extends to crafting immersive simulations that feature realistic virtual coaches in healthcare settings. I am also interested in studying the mechanisms underlying human-to-virtual human interactions, akin to human-to-human engagements. My work in this area could have a significant impact on the healthcare industry and the lives of patients and healthcare professionals alike.

    I have reviewed several publications over time in renowned journals such as mdpi, in addition to being the sub-reviewer for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

    My research interests and teaching responsibilities have endowed me with a strong background in computer science and human factors. They also reflect my commitment to enhancing people’s lives by engineering innovative, user-centric interactive systems.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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